November 2002

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November 2002

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The Content Wars

NATHANIEL HECHT

AS MENTIONED IN PREVIOUS EDITORIALS IN S&VC, I HESITATE TO make predictions. However, with the indicators as strong as they seem to be in the business...

THE POWER OF A NAME

ALAN KRUGLAK

Many times people fail to recognize that a word like service can have different meanings to both clients and integrators. The failure to effectively communicate...

Beeps, Voices, and Van Halen

By Steve Filippini

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I worked for a security company that had just taken over a large chain of stores from the competition. With a January 1 deadline to...

Departments

Install of the Month

Daniel Keller

As any seasoned systems contractor will tell you, visual design and sonic integrity are rarely players on the same team. Nowhere is that dichotomy more...

AWARD WINNERS

The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) honored 24 CEDIA members for excellence in the custom electronics design and installation...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.zenith.com/hdtvprograms To help educate consumers about the growing amounts of free over-the-air high-definition television (HDTV) programming, Zenith...

FEEDBACK

Temps as Trendsetters I enjoyed Line Out: Just a Dip in the Stream in the August 2002 issue, and I wanted to inform you of a trend that we are seeing....

CONDOLENCES

Longtime AES sustaining member John G. Humble passed away on July 27 at the age of 79. He was a graduate of Midland Radio School and began his career...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Hibino Corp. of Japan has been named Shure's Distributor of the Year for the Asia/Pacific Region in 2002 . Niles Audio Corp. launched its Road to Success...

PUBLICATIONS

OnQ Technologies (www.onqtech.com) is introducing a custom literature offering that will enable OnQ Professional Installer companies to cobrand their...

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 12-14 Electronic House ExpoLong Beach, Californiawww.ehexpo.com 16-20 2002 Fall Education Conference of the National Fire Protection AssociationAtlantawww.nfpa.org/meetings...

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS

Tandberg Television and Irdeto Access have launched Earlybird, an end-to-end system designed to minimize the startup costs and time to market for new...

OFFICE SPACE

AVAD Central/Allnet Opens Indianapolis Facility AVAD Central/Allnet has opened a facility in Indianapolis. The 6,000-square-foot office provides dealers...

PEOPLE NEWS

Veteran Russound engineer Bill Ramsdell has been promoted to the newly created position of lead software engineer. Bill Edmondson joins the company as...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Stanton Acquires Assets of Cerwin-Vega The Stanton Group has announced the purchase of the assets and brand name of Cerwin-Vega. Recognizing the difficulties...

What's New

audio products

Crossover Ranewww.rane.com The AC 24 four-way crossover features conventional analog controls with digital signal processing. This approach allows you...

video products

Video Enhancer SynelecUSAwww.synelecusa.com RGB Parallel Processing enhances display-wall performance, generates high levels of uptime, and provides real-time...

a/v accessories

Micromodulator North American Cable Equipmentwww.northamericancable.com The enhanced Cabletronix CT-AMM micromodulator is designed for commercial-grade...

Installation Profiles

A Grand Old Room: Boston's Symphony Hall

By Gregory DeTogne

In terms of sound reinforcement, Boston Symphony Hall is a tough acoustical act to follow. But despite its fame as a venue for acoustical performance, the hall calls for sound reinforcement for a surprising number of events....

Pressure Drop

BY JOSH YAFA

In the spring of 1994, a small fledgling company not yet called Strike Holdings began negotiations to embark on its first bowling alley renovation. The...

More Than a SANCTUARY

By Keith Clark

It has become increasingly common for modern worship spaces to have more than one primary use, such as hosting services while operating as a community-based...

A Glimpse of the Sea

By Kelly McCarthy

In 1968, the year the summer Olympic games were held in Mexico City and Apollo 8 began its first mission to orbit the moon, the North Carolina Marine...

THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

By Christian Doering

When Miami Dolphins owner Joe Robbie arranged the private financing and construction of the $115 million Pro Player Stadium in the late 1980s, he revolutionized...

Video Projections

DOES BIAS BUY US ANYTHING ANYMORE?

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

The timing couldn't be worse. I'm sitting in my powerless office, waiting for the electric company to turn on the juice again after the remnants of Tropical...

Contractor's Toolbox

ENTERTAINMENT OR NOISE?

GLEN BALLOU

You have all heard the terms CD, DVD, stereo, home theater, subwoofer, plasma display, and CRT. After all, most of you have some form of entertainment...

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